Sustainable Software Engineering & SREs

Monday, December 07, 2020 - 3:25 pm3:45 pm

Bill Johnson, Microsoft


An SREs primary goal is to balance the technical and operational aspects of a system to drive reliability. Reliability and sustainability are very similar and SREs are uniquely positioned to balance a 3rd area: Environmental sustainability. This talk will detail these 3 areas, how it relates to SREs, as well as provide some tangible examples of what you can do in your team today to be a champion of Technical, Operational, and Environmental sustainability efforts.

Bill Johnson, Microsoft

Bill is a Principal SRE responsible for the Azure SRE AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service) Engagement and a member for Azure Sustainability v-team focused on reducing Azure's carbon footprint for internal teams and customers.

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@inproceedings {262231,
author = {Bill Johnson},
title = {Sustainable Software Engineering \& {SREs}},
booktitle = {SREcon20 Americas (SREcon20 Americas)},
year = {2020},
url = {},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = dec

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